It’s telling that, every time there’s a high profile shooting, you have (so-called) social justice bloggers crowing about racism and white people even though we don’t even know all the facts.
Because, black people don’t go on shooting rampages against people they hate, right?
Can we at least wait a few hours until we know something about the person who did it before we start with the hate speech, please?
You are zooming past the point here. Also, seriously, the majority of recent shooting massacres in America/Europe have been committed by white men so don’t try and ‘reverse racist’ this.
Every single time there is a shooting rampage committed by a non-white person, there is a MASSIVE fuss made about the shooter’s ethnicity, religion, are they a ‘fundamentalist’ etc.
When the shooter is white, or Christian, there are more often represented as a ‘troubled youth’ deserving of sympathy and are humanised by the media. There is a big double standard here where we ask completely different questions, and treat incidents really differently, according to the person’s ethnicity or religion.
Couple of links:
p.s it’s also interesting that despite pretty much every shooting massacre ever being committed by a man…the media still aren’t thinking ‘hey, there’s a GENDER PATTERN HERE.’
Respectfully, you’re zooming past the point here. I’m pointing out the obvious, that it’s ridiculous to make a comment on the race, ethnicity, or motivations of the shooter when we don’t know a thing about them. We can point out probabilities (like how it’s probable that this person has a hatred of Sikh people), but there’s no concrete information to back up the speculation folks are dishing out.
At this point, we don’t know because there’s not yet any reporting on it, so thank you for all of the superfluous information, but you’re just the sort of person who’s making the error I’m pointing out in my original post.